Elaine Stritch To Open Cafe Carlyle's Fall Season

Café Carlyle (located in The Carlyle Hotel, Madison Avenue at 76th Street), is pleased to announce the opening of its fall season with a seven-week engagement by the incomparable Elaine Stritch in her very first solo cabaret engagement.  A resident of the hotel, Ms. Stritch has aptly titled the evening "At Home at the Carlyle."  She will be surrounded by the best of Broadway ­ her longtime musical director Rob Bowman will lead a six-piece band of notable Broadway musicians playing songs arranged by Jonathan Tunick under lights designed by Jules Fisher.  In her ALL NEW SHOW, Ms.Stritch will share through story and song her illustrious show businesscareer, which includes work on Broadway and in the West End, film andtelevision roles, as well as wonderful show biz stories that only she can tell!  It will be an evening like no other!  

Performances begin Tuesday, September 13th  and will continue through Saturday, October 29th . Ms. Stritch will perform one show only Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8:45PM.

There will be a  $105 music charge on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings; $125 on Friday and Saturday evenings.   Dinner is required and will be served from 6:30PM.

Beginning September 12th, every Monday night at 8:45PM, Woody Allen appears with the Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band.  There is an $85 music charge.

For reservations please call 212-744-1600. For additional information visit http://www.thecarlyle.com.

About Elaine Stritch
Born in Detroit, Elaine Stritch studied atthe New School in New York City under the direction of Edwin Piscator. Beginning her career in musical comedy on Broadway, she went fromstanding by for Ethel Merman in Call Me Madam to her Tony-nominated performance in the revival of Edward Albee¹s A Delicate Balance.  Her Broadway credits include Angel in the Wings, Pal Joey, On Your Toes, Bus Stop, Goldilocks, Sail Away(which she performed in both New York and London), and most recently inconcert at Carnegie Hall to celebrate Noel Coward¹s centennial), Who¹s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (following Uta Hagan in the role of Martha), Company and Showboat.  In London¹s West End, she starred in Neil Simon¹s The Gingerbread Lady and Tennessee Williams¹ Small Craft Warnings.  Other stage credits include the concert version of both Follies and Company at Lincoln Center and her appearance in A.R. Gurney¹s Love Letterswith Jason Robards.  Ms. Stritch made her film debut in the 1957 remakeof "A Farewell To Arms."  She co-starred in the 1977 Alain Renais film"Providence" and the award-winning BBC television series "Two¹sCompany."  Other film credits include "Cocoon: The Return," WoodyAllen¹s "September,"  "Out To Sea" with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon,"Krippendorf¹s Tribe" with Richard Dreyfuss, "An Unexpected Wife" withStockard Channing and Stephen Collins, Woody Allen¹s "Small TimeCrooks" and "Autumn in New York" with Richard Gere and Winona Ryder. Ms. Stritch¹s television credits include "The Cosby Show," "3rd Rockfrom the Sun," and "Soul Man."  She was nominated for an Emmy Award forher performance in "An Inconvenient Woman," written by Dominick Dunneand won an Emmy for her recurring role on "Law & Order."  Ms.Stritch won a Tony Award and two Drama Desk Awards for the Broadwayproduction of Elaine Stritch At Liberty and a 2004 Emmy Awardfor "Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program." She toured her show across the country, ending in San Francisco. Following her triumph, she filmed "Paradise" for Showtime inSalt Lake City; the movie aired in November 2004.  She can currently beseen in "Monster-in-Law" starring Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez and cannext be seen in "Romance and Cigarettes" directed by John Tuturro.

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